The Reason Why

I am often asked why I choose to teach kids yoga instead of leading adults. More times than not, I will reply with the simplest answer — because I love it. However, the reason why goes much deeper than those three words. Last week, I was reminded about the impact that my work has on young children and it was truly remarkable.

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And There Is No One Just Like Me

I took a yoga class last night and our teacher gave a dharma talk (which is a speech sometimes given at the start of class) that truly resonated with me. It is common during the Thanksgiving holiday that we offer gratitude for the friends and family in our life, our continued health, love and support from others, etc. However, as this yoga teacher mentioned in her talk — we often neglect thanking ourselves.

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What is Yogi Tales?

This is a question that we have received more times than we can count and understandably so. What is Yogi Tales? And why would I bring my child to your classes as opposed to the many other kids yoga programs offered in New York City and beyond?

Well, the answer is simple:

Because we are different.

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Grant Henry
Alone at the Line

Let me tell you a story… it’s about a kid who loved basketball more than anything in the world.

If he wasn’t playing basketball, he was talking about basketball — if he wasn’t talking about basketball, he was watching basketball — if he wasn’t watching basketball, he was trading basketball cards — if he wasn’t… I think you get the idea.

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I Am a Man. And I Teach Kids Yoga.

I am a man.  And I teach kids yoga.

No, that is not a misprint.  No, this is not the only teaching job that I could get.  I teach yoga to young children because I see how this practice can affect even the earliest of students from infancy on.  There are endless literature and studies that show just how much yoga can impact the gross motor and fine motor skills of a younger participant.  Instructors and educators all over the world are aware of how important the mind/body connection can be as a child begins to move through preschool to elementary school and beyond.  This is why programs dedicated to kids yoga have grown drastically over the past couple of years regardless of socio-economic status or demographic.

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